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Nice long trail—most of it is dirt which is great. Very peaceful—Spanish moss hanging and beautiful Canal. There’s a spot by the river you can picnic which is lovely.

Extremely short—haha don’t this if you are wanting an actual hike! But it’s very pretty boardwalk.

walking
2 months ago

Flat path mainly used by runners and bicyclist that offers chances to observe the local wildlife along with views of the Savannah river.

hiking
2 months ago

One thing I hate about this app is that it does not have all the entrances to the canal there are multiple to include lake Olmstead and Eisenhower Park. Also along the trail you can find bike trails that lead to the Savannah for some nice fishing and/or relaxing. The main reason it gets 5 stars is because there’s a lot to do if you can find it. even a rope swing near Rae’s Aqua duct

Little to no shade.

The red trail markers took us down a path that was clearly just where the water drains. The black trail was not clearly marked. It was a joke. Great playground for the kids though.

As a active biologist and water quality professional. I found this Hike amazing. It offered a very short but explanatory wind around a low area with a wonderful interpretive center( building). They offer a Holloween tour for kids this time of year. I thought the descriptions of wildlife and layout was short an d pleasant. I went through a extension trail into the woods and had a hot meal prepeared with a msr trail water heater. Although short it was a good excursion from city life. I was glad to hear there were programs for children to see reptiles and wild life.

nice walk with plenty of birds, alligators and plant life. It's pretty open so wear sunscreen.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Great trails off main for mountain biking. I'll be back..

This is half swamp, half sewage treatment plant. So swamp is nice but is short then it's just views of the sewage treatment which is as glorious as it sounds

Hidden gem in augusta

absolutely a beautiful walk. It is a great place to take a relaxing stroll and very easy for kids. the only downside is that it's pretty busy.

Just okay. It's really too easy to be called hiking. The views are okay. There are some parts of the boardwalk that were a little low and I found myself looking out for snakes rather than enjoying the scenery.

Love this park. Has a little bit of everything (water views, woods and open fields).

walking
9 months ago

Smaller place than I was expecting but nice boardwalks. Nice for a place to get outside for a relaxing stroll, not for getting in miles though.

walking
9 months ago

I love this trail, but it is a weekend hot spot, so expect crowds. During the week, it's less populated. I've never felt as though bicyclists were competing with walkers, but we always moved to the side to let them pass. I truly love the scenery along this area of the canal and river and appreciate the interpretive signs that have been placed since the area became a National Heritage Area. As noted from previous comments, this is not a hiking trail, and is very attainable for those just wanting to go for a nice, scenic walk with the family. If visiting, please take a moment to pause at Major Donahue's memorial.

walking
10 months ago

This is a very easy boardwalk trail (with a couple of options to wander off the boardwalks). It's a great nature-viewing area located behind a Zaxby's on a four-lane, divided highway. This is a great place for nature viewing, and anyone who doesn't mind walking around in a small loop will be treated to some lovely views.

walking
10 months ago

This is a great trail, though weekends see an uptick in traffic. It's amazingly quiet and peaceful, given how close it is to downtown (and how close it gets at one point to Riverwatch Parkway). Very picturesque with great river and canal views throughout the trail.

walking
11 months ago

Great place to explore. Love this area.

This trail is at Phinizy Swamp NP and it goes through natural and constructed wetlands and woods. Easy walking on good trails. Lots of nature, part of a Global Important Bird Area and one of the top ten birding spots in Georgia.

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